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Poster: Phil, KO6BB Date: Apr 4, 2008 8:10pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Why is it when I search. . .

Hi,
Why is it that when I search the archives for "Old Time Radio", it seems that it brings up a large quantity of "Wannabee broadcasters" (podcasts) pushing commentary on drugs, left wing wackos and tree huggers, to the point that it can be difficult to find the occasional new posting of OTR amongst them.

I'm not trying to censor them or anything, they have free speech rights, but you'd think they could keep it in the correct genre of posts so that the rest of us wouldn't have to wade through the garbage to find the gold ;-)

Now, having got that off my chest, I want to add that I think Archive.ORG is a great resource and I plan on posting some more from my OTR collection here as soon as I get the chance.

Phil (KO6BB)
http://ko6bb.multiply.com/

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Apr 5, 2008 9:43am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why is it when I search. . .

Can you give me an example search query link you are using? That will help me see if they're misfiles, keyword effects, or whatnot. Thanks!

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Poster: Phil, KO6BB Date: Apr 5, 2008 10:06am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why is it when I search. . .

Hi,
I use "old time radio" and media type audio. In fact, here is the shortcut I use.
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Old%20time%20radio%20AND%20mediatype%3Aaudio
Thank you,
Phil

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Apr 5, 2008 1:43pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why is it when I search. . .

If you want to search just within the items that are already moved over, you can do:
collection:oldtimeradio

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Poster: Phil, KO6BB Date: Apr 5, 2008 5:35pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why is it when I search. . .

Thanks, that seems to work much better.
Phil

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Apr 5, 2008 12:52am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why is it when I search. . .

I've noticed the same thing in moving images. No matter what I search for, I always get "Preversion for Profit" in the search results.
BTW, I recently discovered this section and I love it! It's fun listening to Radio version of my favourite TV shows like "Beulah". I know this is off-topic, But do you have any episodes of "Your Hit Parade"? I love the TV version so I'd love to hear the Radio Version.
In fact, I now think the Radio version of "Beulah" is even better than the TV version!

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Poster: Phil, KO6BB Date: Apr 5, 2008 7:41am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Why is it when I search. . .

Yes, I have about 114 episodes of "Your Hit Parade" in my archives. I'll try to get some of them up later today. They are high bitrate files and seem to have pretty good audio.
Phil